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Barton Elite Silicon

Post by oberonfoto » Tue Sep 11, 2018 5:55 pm

Just got a Barton Elite Silicon - Black top/Pumpkin Orange bottom - for my C60 Trident Pro. So easy to fit and looks great. Only one wee snag and that was one of the spring bars is a bit on the tight side to get it to lock into the lugs. Have seen a couple more on their web site and I will be buying from them again - Austin Tx to Dumfries took 6-days. :thumbup:
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Re: Barton Elite Silicon

Post by H0rati0 » Wed Sep 12, 2018 9:27 am

My experiences with Barton Silicone Elite have also been first class. As above, easy to fit, high quality and the two tones look subtle and classy. No problems with lint and fluff, they are a comfortable, totally practical strap for everyday use. I did have a small problem with one strap and Barton replaced it immediately, no question.

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My only caveat (nothing to do with Barton per se) for use on the hefty Trident is that it is perhaps a little too thin, the CW rubber is much chunkier and suits better IMHO. On slightly thinner watches, no reservations, great strap.

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Re: Barton Elite Silicon

Post by Thegreyman » Sat Jul 20, 2019 11:11 am

I just wanted to commend Barton for their great customer service.

I ordered 4 straps from them recently, they arrived when i was on holiday so by the time I got around to looking at them and deciding that I wanted to return them, nearly 4 weeks had passed. I emailed Barton to say I wanted to return 2 of them. The following day I got an email saying no problem, the refund has been processed and to just send the straps back at my convenience with no need for tracking etc. The money indeed was back on my credit card very quickly.

I know the sums of money aren't large, the refund was $45, but nevertheless what a fast response and refunding me on trust is very impressive.
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Re: Barton Elite Silicon

Post by kiter65 » Sun Jul 21, 2019 10:40 am

Order a few straps from them, very good quality but just been hit with a import charge on my last order :thumbdown:

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Re: Barton Elite Silicon

Post by TigerChris » Fri Sep 20, 2019 12:17 pm

Probably gonna cost me a few more quid than ordering direct but I’m gonna try a couple of Barton’s via Amazon for the new Pinion. It’s already had a few ‘harsh’ strap changes resulting in a few scratches inside the lugs so I fancy giving these quick release straps a try for it. Anyone any experience with their leather and canvas straps please?

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Re: Barton Elite Silicon

Post by what-time-is-it » Fri Sep 20, 2019 12:24 pm

I have 2 silicon Barton straps - one direct from the US, the other from Amazon in the UK. Both are nice, soft and comfortable.

The one from the US came with a free shorter version of the strap which was a nice surprise along with a Barton straps sticker - the one from Amazon UK didn't and was either a return or just unsealed.

I would buy again, but I would wait for the right offer from https://www.bartonwatchbands.com/ and if buying multiple straps buy them separately so no duty!
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Re: Barton Elite Silicon

Post by TigerChris » Fri Sep 20, 2019 12:30 pm

what-time-is-it wrote:
Fri Sep 20, 2019 12:24 pm
I have 2 silicon Barton straps - one direct from the US, the other from Amazon in the UK. Both are nice, soft and comfortable.

The one from the US came with a free shorter version of the strap which was a nice surprise along with a Barton straps sticker - the one from Amazon UK didn't and was either a return or just unsealed.

I would buy again, but I would wait for the right offer from https://www.bartonwatchbands.com/ and if buying multiple straps buy them separately so no duty!
Cheers, Chris. It was the duty aspect that pushed me towards amazon. Not keen if you don’t get both strap sizes though on the Elite though. I haven’t much patience sometimes and Amazon have one of the leather and canvas I fancy trying in stock that I can get tomorrow on prime. May try them and use Barton direct for the Elite silicon.

Edit; Just checked Amazon and it confirms the Elite Silicon does come with both strap lengths

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Re: Barton Elite Silicon

Post by what-time-is-it » Fri Sep 20, 2019 12:38 pm

At the time (April) it cost me $18 delivered with no additional fees - delivery took approx. 10 days and arrived via Royal Mail. Went with them as my Tudor Bronze has a 23mm lug which as you know isn't the most common.
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Re: Barton Elite Silicon

Post by timor54 » Fri Sep 20, 2019 12:51 pm

I’ve a top grain leather which is wonderfully subtle to wear. Very good quality for the price. My only niggle is that these are straight with no taper.
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Re: Barton Elite Silicon

Post by TigerChris » Fri Sep 20, 2019 12:54 pm

timor54 wrote:
Fri Sep 20, 2019 12:51 pm
I’ve a top grain leather which is wonderfully subtle to wear. Very good quality for the price. My only niggle is that these are straight with no taper.
Cheers Tim. I was afraid, looking at the pics, that they didn’t taper. Think I’ll try one anyway as I have a 22mm Pinion Black buckle that I can drop onto it. I normally prefer a tapered strap but none of my fabric straps are tapered so worth a go for a change.

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Re: Barton Elite Silicon

Post by Danbailey007 » Fri Sep 20, 2019 12:57 pm

I'm sure there's another thread here about Barton straps but I have a couple of leather and canvas ones which are great. I also bought from Amazon as quicker and less hassle although slightly more expensive.

Would definitely recommend.
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Re: Barton Elite Silicon

Post by TigerChris » Fri Sep 20, 2019 1:08 pm

Danbailey007 wrote:
Fri Sep 20, 2019 12:57 pm
I also bought from Amazon as quicker and less hassle although slightly more expensive.
That’s my exact thoughts, a few quid for quicker and less hassle sounds good to me :thumbup:

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Re: Barton Elite Silicon

Post by timor54 » Fri Sep 20, 2019 1:14 pm

I’ve bought their silicons direct because singularly they usually come in under the duty threshold and are delivered quickly.

The leathers are that bit much more expensive so I used Amazon for that.
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Re: Barton Elite Silicon

Post by mvlow » Fri Sep 20, 2019 6:53 pm

H0rati0 wrote:
Wed Sep 12, 2018 9:27 am
My experiences with Barton Silicone Elite have also been first class. As above, easy to fit, high quality and the two tones look subtle and classy. No problems with lint and fluff, they are a comfortable, totally practical strap for everyday use. I did have a small problem with one strap and Barton replaced it immediately, no question.

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My only caveat (nothing to do with Barton per se) for use on the hefty Trident is that it is perhaps a little too thin, the CW rubber is much chunkier and suits better IMHO. On slightly thinner watches, no reservations, great strap.

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I feel the same way about them being a little thin for some watches. I purchased a 20mm black and red version for my Sinn 104 and it looks too thin for the watch. I put it on for a few days and it didn't do anything for me and have not used it since. Maybe the 22mm version looks more substantial on a thinner watch.
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Re: Barton Elite Silicon

Post by Markornot » Fri Sep 20, 2019 7:26 pm

The Barton’s are a good quality silicon strap at a nice price. I do wish that the contrasting color on the bottom of their straps would wrap up to the edging as it almost imperceptible when viewing the stap on the wrist straight on.
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